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British Film Director and Others Sue L.A. County Sheriff Over Illegal Detention, 'ICE Holds'

"British film director Duncan Roy is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff after, he claims, he became 'lost' in the prison system for three months - with no option to post bail and no legal recourse. The director was caught in what the LA Times called a 'Kafka-esque corner of America's...

California Attorney General: ICE Holds ('Detainers') Not Mandatory

"California's state and local law enforcement agencies can choose whether to place immigration holds on individuals at the request of federal agents, the state's attorney general has advised. California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued this guidance to law enforcement agencies Tuesday...

San Francisco D.A. George Gascón: ICE Holds Have Chilling Effect

"In my 30 years in law enforcement, I have often witnessed the unintended consequences of well-meaning but poorly developed public safety policies. Few have had as profound an impact on our constitutional rights as the widespread use of immigration holds issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Few ICE Detainers Target Serious Criminals

"Very timely case-by-case data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) show that no more than 14 percent of the "detainers" issued by the government in FY 2012 and the first four months of FY 2013 met the agency's stated goal of targeting individuals who pose a serious threat...

Philly Says 'No' to ICE Holds (Detainers)

"POLICY REGARDING U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY DETAINER REQUESTS WHEREAS, immigrants make significant contributions to every facet of The City of Philadelphia’s economic, educational and cultural life; and WHEREAS, the purpose of detainer requests by the U.S. Immigration...